Dark Fibre refers to fibre optic networks with no service or traffic running on the fibre strands. Unlike managed fibre services, Dark Fibre gives the maximum level of control to businesses, offering them the option of using their preferred protocol and their own equipment. Dark Fibre has the capability to offer nearly limitless capacity, as well as providing the assurance of dedicated connectivity. This means that only your own business traffic can travel via the fibre, making it an excellent choice for organisations who require a high-capacity, secure service.

We minimise the high construction costs associated with private Dark Fibre networks by making use of existing fibre within our own 20,000km network, as well as through third party networks. Wherever possible, we only dig short distances to connect routes together. We manage network routes constructed in this way, providing a high level of service assurance.

Looking for more information about Dark Fibre UK networks or wondering whether this connectivity is suitable for you? Read on for more.

  • Dark Fibre features

    • Customer specified routes with dedicated or aggregated route choices.
    • Individual or multiple pairs of G652 and / or G655 fibre.
    • Dedicated duct and sub-duct options.

Benefits to your business

  • Matches business needs

    Careful analysis of your Dark Fibre suitability helps us to tailor our offering with precise specifications, matched for your service-critical performance requirements. Ensuring you always have the connectivity you need.

  • Audit and compliancy

    Essential for all organisations who handle sensitive or confidential data, a Dark Fibre connection helps your business demonstrate resilience and security for audit and compliance purposes.

  • Confidence

    Bespoke service restoration and fault diagnosis SLAs backed up by SSE Group.

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